By Al Giovetti


LarryBoy Games Swoop Into Retail


LarryBoy Games Swoop Into Retail

Crave ships wildly popular VeggieTales character's first videogame

Newport Beach, Calif.--August 3, 2006--Crave Entertainment, a leading publisher of console videogames, today announced that the first VeggieTales interactive title for videogame consoles, LarryBoy and the Bad Apple, has shipped to retailers this week. The action-adventure game features LarryBoy, the popular plunger-headed crime-fighting cucumber featured in several best-selling videos, in his quest to save the citizens of Bumblyburg from temptation.

The world needs a hero and LarryBoy is that hero! When trouble appears, the citizens of Bumblyburg call world-famous crime fighter LarryBoy! Aided only by his trusted butler Alfred (played with zest by Archibald Asparagus), plunger-headed LarryBoy is everything that his alter-ego Larry the Cucumber is not: bold… confident… relentlessly driven… brazenly heroic. Well, actually, that's not entirely true. While he tries to create this impression, inside, LarryBoy is still plain-old Larry. LarryBoy attempts to save the day with clever use of his super-suction ears and the many features of the Larry-Mobile. Call him a kinder, gentler, slightly slower superhero!

The game is available for the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system and Game Boy(R) Advance handheld system for an MSRP of $19.99.

About Big Idea, Inc.
Big Idea, Inc., a subsidiary of Classic Media LLC, is committed to providing entertaining stories that help parents teach children important life lessons in a delightfully wacky way. Big Idea is best known for its award-winning VeggieTales animated series, which has sold over 50 million videos and seven million albums of chart-topping audio since 1993. In addition to extending the property into licensing, publishing and live entertainment arenas, the company released its first-ever feature film, Jonah - A VeggieTales Movie, in 2002. Big Idea is currently in production on its second feature film, The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything - A VeggieTales Movie, to be released by Universal Studios in Spring 2008. Big Idea is recognized as the leading producer and creator of values-based product reflecting a Judeo-Christian worldview in the family entertainment industry. For more information on Big Idea, visit www.bigidea.com.

About Crave Entertainment
Based in Newport Beach, California, Crave Entertainment is a subsidiary of Handleman Company. Crave, a publisher of videogame entertainment products creates games for the major console platforms including PSP(R) (PlayStation(R)Portable) system, Nintendo DS™, Game Boy® Advance, Nintendo GameCube(tm), the PlayStation® game console, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft and the Xbox 360(tm) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. For more information about Crave Entertainment, please visit www.cravegames.com.

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